Organizations lack basic cybersecurity practices to combat the growing tide of ransomware

Organizations are not equipped to defend against ransomware due to deficiencies in implementing and sustaining basic cybersecurity practices, including managing privileged administrator credentials and ensuring visibility of supply chain risk, an Axio reserach report reveals. “Ransomware is everywhere, dominating headlines, corporate board meetings and even the Biden administration’s agenda,” remarked the report’s co-author David White, […]

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Organizations losing business due to connected product security concerns

59% of executives with cybersecurity decision-making responsibility at large and mid-sized companies say that their organizations have lost business due to product security concerns for connected devices and embedded systems, according to a Ponemon Institute survey. The results highlight a growing need to strengthen supply chain security by securing connected devices, including those connected to […]

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List of IT assets an attacker is most likely to target for exploitation

Randori released a report that identifies the most tempting IT assets that an attacker is likely to target and exploit. Leading up to the anniversary of the Solarwinds hack, and after a very tumultuous year in cybersecurity—especially with ransomware and supply chain attacks—the report wanted to understand the ongoing prevalence of internet-facing assets that contribute […]

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Ransomware attacks preparedness lagging, despite organizations being aware of the risks

Hornetsecurity released the results of a global study of IT professionals on their preparedness for ransomware attacks. Survey data showed that although companies are increasingly aware of the risks ransomware poses, many organizations lack proper protection and prevention measures. “The results of our recent survey made clear that both small and large companies remain vulnerable […]

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